Inspired by this question, I've made a userscript that allows you to tag favourites, and add personal notes to them (until SE implements this themselves!):

To create favourites

When you click on the favourite star of a question, a little popup comes up, asking you which tag you want to save this question to. You will then be asked to enter a personal message (you can leave it blank if you don't want to).

A new orange star will be added after the normal yellow SE star if the question has been favourited; hovering over this will show the note (if any) that you set and clicking the star will delete the favourite.

This does not change the function of SE's standard favourites system. It only adds a new feature.

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To view favourites

On your profile's favourites tab, at the bottom of the page, you will see an added section labelled Favourites Enhancer - from here, you can:

  • filter which tags you're viewing
  • add new tags
  • remove existing tags
  • remove existing favourites

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The script

Get it on Github Gist. You must have something like Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey installed because the script relies on a few GM_* features!

Please post any bug reports/feature-requests!

I recommend that you still use SE's favourites system, but use this as an addition, because, it's a userscript - and anything could happen - probably not, but better safe than sorry!

It has no database, data is simply saved in arrays, and as such, unfortunately you cannot search for favourites (but if you added a note, ctrl+f should allow you to search for the text you added (provided you remember that note...)).

The default tags have been taken from this answer. The orange star has been taken from here.

  • I've finally got it running, sort of. I have the pop up in the star in the question, but in my Favorites tab I can't see Favourites Enhancer. Running in Opera on OSX 10.8.5, using TamperMonkey -beta Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 18:20
  • @Greenonline please could you open developer tools, and copy/paste the 'console' output here? Or if it's short, a screenshot will do! Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 18:28
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    Ah, after enabling the dev tools, The Fav Enhancer has just appeared at the bottom of the screen, I'd swear it wasn't there earlier... :-) Thanks anyway. Maybe add to your post that the Favourites enhancer appears at the bottom of the screen, The screen shot of the Favourites enhancer isn't clear where on the page it is to be found. Also, the image isn't clickable, I've just suggested an edit for that. Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 18:36
  • That's great! Not sure why enabling dev tools fixed it but I'm glad it does! Thanks for the edit :) hope you find the script useful! Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 18:47
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    I'm not sure why either, or even if it did. Maybe it caused the page to be properly refreshed/reloaded. However, I did refresh the page multiple times before contacting you, so yeah... weird :-) Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 18:52
  • Does this still work? It doesn't seem to work on Firefox 104.0.1 with Tampermonkey 4.17.6161. Commented Sep 5, 2022 at 16:32
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    @JamesRisner Thanks for letting me know! I've just updated this now so hopefully v1.1 should work if you re-install. I made this quite a while ago and unfortunately don't have too much time right now, so the code is still quite messy and the UI is not great, sorry for that! Commented Sep 5, 2022 at 17:23
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    Note: this userscript will soon be obsolete after meta.stackexchange.com/questions/382019/… goes live! Commented Sep 13, 2022 at 19:18


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